Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Katie Womble

I am Katie Womble. I have a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies with an emphasis in Child Development from the University of Southern Mississippi. I worked for the University of Southern Mississippi for three years while working towards a Masters Degree in Child Development. Between my Bachelor's Degree and Master's endeavors, I worked as Team Lead at La Petite Academy in northern Virginia where I was nominated for and received the honor of Teacher of the Year for North Virginia/ Maryland 2 district. I have been a member of The National Association for the Education of Young Children as well as The Southern Early Childhood Association. I have certifications in Early Learning Guidelines, Medication Administration Training, Director Designee training, CLASS observation, ITERS and ECERS, as well as Special Education.  I have a passion and love for working with young children and enjoyed my years teaching on the coast of Mississippi as I worked towards a Master's. However, when my husband was offered a position working at Arizona Christian University we packed up and moved across the country to Phoenix, AZ. After moving I wanted to put my passion for children to work teaching others. So I worked for First Things First for a year helping other teachers improve the quality of their classrooms across the Valley as a Quality First Coach. After that year, I knew I needed to be back in the classroom to truly satisfy my passion for working with young children and I am so excited to work with your children in the Developmental Preschool classroom here at Las Brisas!